Thursday, April 20, 2017

Blackout Poetry - Update





Earlier I wrote about how to do Blackout Poetry using Google Docs. I was dying to try it! A friend, who teaches 4th and 5th grade ELA to gifted and talented students, was all over it and invited me into the classroom. 

We all did a poem together so students got an idea of how the tech worked. Then they were on their own for their poem. 

The fourth graders struggled with what made a poem (many of them just picked words that summarized the article they were using) however the fifth graders did such a good job! The pictures above are a sample of some of the really outstanding poems.

I would definitely do it again! 

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